Introducing Tater And Tot! The Pair Of Turkeys Pardoned By President Obama For Thanksgiving

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(PCM) One of the more odd Thanksgiving traditions is the annual pardoning of the turkeys by the President of the United States. It is said that the tradition dates back to President Abraham Lincoln back in 1863 when according to a White House dispatch report he showed clemency to a turkey in the year of 1865. Others claim that the annual turkey pardon first occurred officially occurred with President Harry S. Truman, as he was one of the first President’s to receive the gift of a turkey from a local farmer, however the Truman Library and Museum disputes this claim as they say there is no record of Truman ever officially pardoning a bird. 

The first use of the word “pardon” to describe a President showing reprieve to a turkey was when President John F. Kennedy was presented with a turkey and used the phrase “Let’s keep him going”. The actual pardoning ceremony began in 1989 with President George H.W. Bush, when after dealing with animal rights activists when he was presented with the bird and made the decision to keep the turkey off his holiday dinner table. He felt the bird look nervous and he is quoted as saying “Let me assure you, and this fine tom turkey, that he will not end up on anyone’s dinner table, not this guy. He’s granted a presidential pardon as of right now.”

From then on the tradition of the annual pardoning of the turkeys continued. This year, Tater and Tot are the two turkeys that will be pardoned by President Obama for Thanksgiving. The two birds will now get to live out the rest of their days at “Gobbler’s Rest” which is a farm in Blacksburg, Virginia. The White House jokingly made profiles for both Tater and Tot which were posted on the official White House Twitter account. 

While both turkeys will be officially pardoned the White House is also conducting a fun poll to see which turkey will officially be named the “National Thanksgiving Turkey”.  So far team Tot is in the lead! According to WhiteHouse.gov, the tradition of pardoning two turkeys instead of one started when Sasha and Malia begged their dad to spare both birds during his first turkey pardon back in 2009. Since then, he has spared many pairs of turkeys who have been adorably named Apple and Cider, Mac and Cheese, and Carmel and Popcorn.

 

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Donut Lover Sues Krispy Kreme Over False Advertising

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(PCM) Things are not going sweet for donut chain Krispy Kreme, as they are currently engaged in a class-action lawsuit put forth by a customer who is accusing the company of false advertising and misleading business practices. The lawsuit focuses specifically on Krispy Kreme’s “glazed raspberry filled”, “glazed blueberry cake” and “maple iced glazed” donuts.

The former customer complains that Krispy Kreme does not actually use real raspberries, blueberries or maple syrup when creating these donut treats. We can’t say that we’ve ever really thought that much about it when taking a nibble of a delicious Krispy Kreme donut, but hey, to each their own! Should we feel scammed?

The lawsuit states Krispy Kreme is using sugar, syrups, food coloring, and “blueberry gumbits” to “mimic the texture, shape and color” of the advertised flavors. The lawsuit seeks $5 million dollars in damages for customers who were duped into believing they were consuming quality ingredients. We would probably just be happy with a free dozen donuts, but $5 million doesn’t seem so bad either. Will the Hot Light be on?

 

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McDonald’s Introduces The ‘Nutella Burger’

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(PCM) A select few McDonald’s locations in Italy have introduced the ‘Nutella Burger’ to their menu selections. If you are thinking that a greasy hamburger patty smeared with delicious hazelnut nutella sounds pretty gnarly, you will be pleased to learn that the ‘Nutella Burger’ is actually a dessert item and does not actually contain any meat.

It appears that the ‘Nutella Burger’ is really little more than Nutella spread between two sweet buns, making it more or less just a Nutella sandwich. Sounds heavenly to us!

It is served in a traditional hamburger box that is labeled with ‘Sweety’.  Could the McSweety be making an appearance here in the States?  We wouldn’t get your hopes up too high, but it definitely looks like something that could be easily recreated in your very own home kitchen.

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Woman Insists ‘Sperm Smoothies’ Have Incredible Health Benefits

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(PCM) Health and fitness blogger, 29-year old Tracy Kiss, has made the bold claim that consuming a “sperm smoothie” each day has some truly amazing heath benefits. She is touting the drink as new miracle health product that is both all natural (of course) and vegan friendly.

It seems that Kiss is also a strong advocate for other benefits of semen other than just in smoothies. She has also sung the praises of the seman facial (and no, it’s not what you are probably picturing right now).  She claims that both the semen facial and sperm smoothie are non-sexual and she has a special donor who is tested for STD’s to be sure she is not putting her body at risk.

We love that she uses the word “harvested” to describe how a friend donates a tub full of semen for both the smoothies and the facials to her home three times a week. That’s definitely one heck of a good friend!

Kiss claims that to make the sperm smoothies she mixes the donated semen with fruit, seeds, and either coconut or almond milk. She also has no issue drinking just the plain semen on it’s own saying that it has properties that ward off the flu. She feels it gives her amazing amounts of energy and boosts her mood as well.

When speaking with Vice about her somewhat odd ingredient choices, Kiss reveals “In relationships, you put fingers in holes, you taste things, and you don’t see it as cringeworthy. But when you take away the passion and say it’s scientific, people don’t like it.”

Doctors are refuting Kiss’s claim saying there are no health benefits associated with consuming semen, but hey, to each their own!

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What Happens When You Consume Too Many Energy Drinks?

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(PCM) An eye-opening article was recently featured on Gizmodo.com about just what can happen to your body if you consume too many energy drinks on regular basis. A 50-year old male construction worker openly admitted to consuming around four to five energy drinks every day for a period of three weeks as a way to boost his energy level on the job. The rest of the man’s diet remained the same. He eventually ended up at the emergency room with dark colored urine, abdominal pains and jaundiced skin.

The culprit? Consuming too many energy drinks in a short time period gave his man a life-threatening case of hepatitis. He initially believed he had come down with a case of the flu, however when a biopsy was done on his liver it tested positive for hepatitis C. The doctors believe that the hepatitis C was brought on by all of the Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, that the man was consuming on daily basis. It seems that each energy drink contains about 40mg of niacin per serving.

Doctor’s hope that this man’s case will heed warning to other energy drink enthusiasts, as they said in their report “As the energy drink market continues to rapidly expand, consumers should be aware of the potential risks of their various ingredients. Vitamins and nutrients, such as niacin are present in quantities that greatly exceed the recommended daily intake, lending to their high risk for harmful accumulation and toxicity.”

It is not hard to believe that consuming too many energy drinks can lead to some pretty significant health issues. In this particular case the man is fully recovered, however in the future others many not end up some lucky!

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Someone Leaked Starbucks New Holiday Cup Design

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(PCM) We are sure that everyone can recall the great Starbucks holiday red cup controversy and all the subsequent memes that followed, so we are hoping that this year’s design which was leaked by a brave barista who hides under the Reddit user name DasUberSquid, will not cause such a huge stir-up. 

Starbucks all over the country began receiving shipment boxed that were stamped with a sticker that read “No Peeking until after November 10”, however you know that people (and the internet) cannot help themselves, so of course someone just had to have their peek (and then post it online for us all to see). 

The boxes held the new Starbucks holiday cups which always debut in early November. While DasUberSquid revealed that he “peeked”, it is rumored that this design is only one of a few which will make their debut in Starbucks franchises on November 10th! 

What do you think? 

I peeked.

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